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When I found myself in a frustrating situation with the immigration process, two people recommended Scot Silzer to me. I am so thankful to Scot and his staff for helping me navigate through the entire process. Our situation was complicated because we were given wrong information before entering the U.S. which put us in a bad place with immigration. I initially tried self-education and going through ".gov" following all the directions carefully. However, after 18 months of frustration, I contacted Silzer Law. Things began to move along with good results. And we didn't have to go to the office with every consultation. There was good phone and e-mail communication and advice each step of the process. As we anticipate traveling outside the U.S. it is wonderful that the whole family is in the same line when we return home. Truly an immigration specialist! Fair, informative, competent!
To put it simply, it is down to Scot Silzer that we are still in the United States – that I am on the point of gaining my American citizenship and that my same-sex partner seems to be on the fast track to a green card.
Scot has assisted us with our immigration issues almost from the moment we set foot in Florida eight years ago. His expertise has consistently led to our making wise choices throughout the process of seeking legal residency and citizenship. For example, his direction as to the most appropriate route for permanent residency led to my gaining a green card much sooner than similarly qualified friends represented by different firms – and, I might add, for a significantly more reasonable fee than they ended up paying! Another example: Scot, against the rapidly shifting landscape of gay law reform, advised me early on to marry my partner out of state. This move has put us in a favourable position for the early recognition of my partner’s immigration status.
One of the things my partner and I most admire about Scot is his absolute honesty. At no stage did he allow us to get carried away with unrealistically optimistic predictions. Rather, with every decision to be made he kept us fully informed of the consequences, good and bad. There certainly have been difficult patches where we have been close to packing up and heading back to our country of origin. But each time, this reasoned approach coupled with Scot’s unfailingly calm, friendly demeanor has reassured us to the point where we decided it was worth continuing.
Scot’s advice has not been confined purely to immigration matters. There are have been several instances where we have approached him and his team for guidance sorting out issues of career and finances. In each instance this professional advice was delivered without charge.
Our journey through the immigration labyrinth is not yet quite complete – the reason why this review is anonymous. However, I can say with absolute assurance that for anything to do with immigration, one would be hard pressed to find a more skilled guide and advocate – and a more decent human being – than Scot Silzer.
Scot Silzer has helped me with all my immigration issues since I first enrolled as a student in the U.S. back in 1994. Ever since he has been tremendous help, efficient, kind and reliable with all paperwork I've had to submit to change my status thru the years, as had been needed. I would highly recommend Scot to any employer, student or anybody with an immigration issue any time I have the opportunity to do so.
We are an R&D corporation heavily relying on the experience of international scientists and engineers. Scot Silzer helped us for more than 10 years to invite, recruit and get work visas and green cards for several our current and past visitors and employees. All green card applications that Scot has filed for us have been awarded and were handled in a most efficient and expedient manner, and I am sure also in the most economical manner. It is very easy and pleasant to work with Scot. Even if immigration has been the main issue, he kindly helped us in many different aspects of company operations as well, including personnel, company regulations and handbook, non-disclosure / non-compete agreements, etc. On occasion when the matter required narrower specialization, such as special patent issues, he would find for us a proper attorney and would even personally introduce us. I have recommended Scot to many friends and colleagues for personal and business immigration services, and have received big thanks for doing so.